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Why Junk Food Should Be Sold in Plain Packaging Like Cigarettes

University of Cambridge neuroscientist Wolfram Schultz claims that the colorful branding of unhealthy foods causes people to overeat.
Daisy Meager
3.7.17
Health
Health

A New Report Says Fruit and Vegetables Are Actually Cheaper Than Junk Food

Findings from the Institute of Economic Affairs challenge the widely held belief that healthy diets are expensive.
Daisy Meager
3.2.17
Health
Health

Teenagers Are Consuming ‘Bathtubs Full’ of Sugary Drinks Every Year

According to new figures from Cancer Research UK, teens knock back 234 cans of soda every year.
Phoebe Hurst
11.22.16
Health
Health

New Study Shows We Consume More Sugar from Booze Than Soda

Recent findings from market research company Euromonitor reveal that adults from around the world take in more calories from alcohol than sugary drinks.
Daisy Meager
10.18.16
Health
Health

The Sugar Industry Paid Scientists to Downplay Sugar’s Health Risks

A report from the University of California, San Francisco suggests that researchers were lobbied by the sugar industry in the 1960s, allegedly to whitewash the link between sugar and heart disease.
Daisy Meager
9.14.16
Sugar Tax
Sugar Tax

This Food Industry Body Says the UK Sugar Tax Should Be Stalled Because of Brexit

The Food and Drink Federation has called for the levy on sugary drinks due to come into effect in 2018 to be put on hold to avoid “unwelcome additional burdens” on Britain’s food and drink industry.
Daisy Meager
7.11.16
Health
Health

Scientists Are Developing Fizzy Drinks That Could Help with Cancer Treatment

Scientists at Cancer Research UK are developing a drink filled with oxygen bubbles that could make tumors more receptive to radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
Daisy Meager
6.8.16
Sugar
Sugar

A 10-Year-Old Girl Just Destroyed a BBC Presenter Over the UK Sugar Tax

Little Charlotte hit veteran BBC broadcaster Andrew Neil with a sick burn, telling him, “Well, maybe you weren’t educated properly enough about health and wellbeing.”
Wyatt Marshall
3.22.16
food politics
food politics

Kids May No Longer Be the Prime Targets for Junk Food and Candy Ads

The UK seems to finally be getting serious about cracking down on sweets and junk food. The Local Government Association said that it would like to see a ban on the advertising of junk food near schools.
Alex Swerdloff
3.19.16
uk
uk

A New Starbucks Drink Is So Sugary It's Outraging Brits

The venti-sized offering has a remarkable 25 teaspoons of sugar in it. In the UK, that is three times the maximum recommended adult daily intake of sugar.
Alex Swerdloff
2.22.16
Sugar
Sugar

Mexico's Sugary Drink Tax Is Killing Soda Sales

In Mexico, a nation facing a growing obesity crisis, the freedom to eat and drink untaxed sugar was recently taken away, but it may be for the better.
Nick Rose
1.7.16